Argues that in "A Song of the Rolling Earth" Whitman offers his most complete and in-depth explication of the relation between "two tropes--the unprintable word and the fertile earth mother," and contends that "it is here, if anywhere, that Whitman 'makes the dictionaries of words that print cannot touch.'"
Keywords: Essay, Literary Tropes, Poetic Language, Language, Analogy, A Song of the Rolling Earth
How to Cite:
Griffin, J. D., (1983) “The Pregnant Muse: Language and Birth in "A Song of the Rolling Earth"”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 1(1), 1-8. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1001
Rights: Copyright © 1983 James D Griffin